On the southern point of the Karaalioglu Park is located Roman fortress (called Hıdırlık Kulesi Antaya or Hidirlik Tower), where land meets water. The fortress of Roman is placed on the cliff. On the square pedestal the 14 m high cylindrical tower served as a fort or watchtower for night navigation to the harbour. Nowadays, the sunsets or the bird’s eye view of the azure lake and Old Harbor region are a great place to see. The park and the neighbouring food reward guests’ minds and minds
The park itself is an excellent picnic area and an area rich with flowers to get away from the streets of the city. Do like the locals do and walk in the dark. Excellent cafés are also close by, if after sightseeing you have to recover.
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Hıdırlık Kulesi Antaya is a mystery to its significance. It was created as a tomb for a famous leader, the common belief. In this conjecture, bits of fresco encourage it. The portal has 12 axis-like motifs carved to the left and right of the gateway (six on each side), which show the significance of the person in question.
But the situation is ideal to serve in Antalya’s ever-important port as a lighthouse or signal tower or as a lookout for ships and the Romans are obviously using this for this purpose. For a time, it could potentially have been a church. It aims to stand over the west edge of Karaalioğlu Park for two milennia and look lovely to offer a destination for walkers and magnificent views — particularly after sunset — across the Gulf of Antalya.
This is a great area to have a drink, snack or dinner. A few feet from the Kulesialong Hıdırlık at the southern end of the Sokak Hesapçı are many tiny pensions and boutique hotels.